[Xeno] explains the [Deathly Hallows] to [Harry], [Ron], and a particularly skeptical [Hermione] - describing generations of seekers looking for the [Elder Wand], the [Resurrection Stone], and the [Cloak of Invisibility], created by the [Peverell] brothers. Finally, he leaves to call [Luna] home yet again, leaving the trio behind, alone.
With [Xeno] gone, [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] discuss the [Deathly Hallows], wondering whether they exist. As they talk, Harry wanders up to [Luna]'s bedroom and discovers it empty, making him immediately suspicious.
[Harry] and [Xenophilius] return to the room simultaneously, where Harry confronts Xeno on [Luna]'s not being home. Xeno admits that he wants to turn Harry in because Luna has been arrested to punish him for coming to Harry's defense, and with [Ministry] wizards arriving, Xeno attacks and explodes the [Erumpet] horn, blocking the stairs.
As [Travers] and [Selwyn] arrive, they mock [Xenophilius] for what they believe is another close call, and [Hermione] blows a hole in the floor, showing herself and [Harry] to the [Ministry] officials as they successfully escape.
Landing in a field, [Hermione] rushes to set up protective enchantments while she, [Harry], and [Ron] wonder what will become of [Xeno Lovegood] and [Luna].
Inside the tent, the trio debates the truth of the [Deathly Hallows], but while [Harry] convinces himself that his [Invisibility Cloak] is one of the Hallows, and that another - the [Resurrection Stone] - is hidden inside his [Snitch] from [Dumbledore], a skeptical [Hermione] stays focused on the [Horcruxes], and walks out to take first watch.
As he falls asleep, [Harry] thinks more about the [Deathly Hallows], all but overcome with his desire to obtain them all.
As [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] continue on, Harry dwells on the [Deathly Hallows] and his frustration with his friends grows as they stay focused on the [Horcruxes]. His distraction leads Ron to take charge, and they continue to search Wizarding locales for clues while Ron tries unsuccessfully to tune the radio to [Potterwatch].
Finally [Ron] manages to find [Potterwatch] on the radio, and he, [Harry], and [Hermione] listen to stories of deaths (including [Ted Tonks], [Dirk Cresswell], and [Bathilda Bagshot]), the activities of [Death Eaters], and an editorial from [Lupin] stating his belief that Harry is still alive. Finally, too soon, their friends sign off, leaving the trio feeling their best in weeks.
A brief discussion about [Potterwatch] and [Voldemort] is cut short when [Harry] - despite [Ron]'s attempt to stop him - mutters Voldemort's name, and the [Sneakoscope] announces the arrival of a band of [Snatchers].